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Alpine Treasures 35

UH845 - Pyrite - 420€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm
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It's a highly attractive pyrite specimen from the Ankogel group. The pyrite aggregate is set on a towering matrix which is a mix of white feldspar and silvery chlorite. The piece has no damage and is beautiful all around as you can see on our pictures!

NS189 - Titanite - 1000€
Kleinelend valley, Ankogelgruppe, Malta, Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
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This is a perfect and flawless thumbnail specimen of very fine leaf green titanite. A 2.5 cm main crystal is accompanied by two side-crystals, both around 1.5 cm long. There is some intergrown chlorite which adds Alpine character without being too obtrusive. A lovely specimen in best condition and with highly appealing aesthetics!

SR1 - Smoky Quartz - 850€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 8.4 x 6.4 x 6 cm
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High quality smoky quartz crystals on a contrasting white feldspar rich matrix that is characteristic for the locale! The two larger main crystals are developed as transparent and flawless left-handed prismatic crystals with sharp pointed terminations. They are surrounded by smaller crystals of equally high quality. Around the periphery there are some contacts and smaller breaks but apart from that this specimen is a brilliant one in very fine condition! Especially the exceptional crystal quality and warm brown color really stand out!

JO811 - Hematite and Muscovite on Adularia - 380€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
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Sharp metallic iron roses are set on a charming combination of glassy adularia and silvery mica. All crystals are in best condition so that nothing disturbs the appealing landscape you can see here. A wonderful little paragenesis!

DR491 - Titanite and Schorl - 2600€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.3 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm
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Finding fragile sculptures like this in such exceptional condition and beautiful aesthetics is a small miracle indeed! A dainty shard of feldspar matrix is crystallized on all sides, sparkling with feldspar and chlorite. Along the ridge you see sharp mossy green titanites right up to the top where individual crystals reach 1.7 cm in length. A single 2.7 cm long free-standing schorl at the lower right side adds a further aspect that's rare for the locale.
This specimen is without doubt a remarkable one for a collector who can appreciate the delicate elegance of this Alpine treasure!

HF181 - Quartz - 1700€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 13.8 x 9.5 x 6 cm
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As you can see in the pictures, this marvelous quartz crystal shows stunning surface structure with just brilliant luster on all sides! This dramatic crystal is set on a beautifully supporting matrix of silvery schist, white feldspar and glistening muscovite on the backside. Appealing aesthetics and high crystal quality make this an outstanding specimen of intense showcase presence!

MJ255 - Titanite, Calcite, Pericline - Sold
Gamsmutter, Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.6 x 8.8 x 5 cm
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The single most interesting crystal on this paragenesis is set at the very top: A brilliant golden colored 1.3 cm titanite twin crystal of gemmy quality and in fantastic condition! It is emphasized by the beautiful matrix, covered in white pericline and grey calcite with some smaller titanites in between. A look on our video reveals the superb quality much better!

HW28 - Quartz Sceptre - 150€
Wurtenkees, Innerfragant, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 3.3 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
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It's a sceptre quartz specimen of distinctive design and very nice quality! The asymmetric head is lustrous and sharp and set on a stem that is only slightly less lustrous but also completely transparent. The condition is overall very good with only a tiny, hardly visible ding at the tip.

WB292 - Calcite - 130€
Ritterkopf, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.3 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm
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This group of white calcite crystals was found at the Ritterkopf massiv below the Glockkaserkar. It's a fine locality piece with interlocked crystals up to 2.8 cm with good clarity and nice waxy luster. There are minimal peripheral contacts and a small damage but most crystals are complete. In the video you can see how the backside is all natural.

RB562 - Smoky Quartz - 900€
Ritterkar, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.9 x 6.8 x 5.4 cm
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This is a rare smoky quartz specimen from the Ritterkopf that dates back to the 1980s. It is a stocky, glassy and highly lustrous crystal in very best condition with one small side-crystals that very much improves the aesthetics. While the upper half of the main smoky is all transparent and with a very nice brown color, it gets opaque and white further down with some limonite coating on the re-healed bottom faces. All in all this is an uncommon and highly appealing piece in superb condition!

AB29 - Quartz - 250€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.1 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm
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Brilliant colorless quartz in a lovely three-dimensional arrangement! The quality of the quartz crystals is amazingly good: Glassy crystals with superb luster and sharp architecture! As a floater this specimen is crystallized from top to bottom and in very good condition. The smaller of the two main crystals has an abrasion at the tip and there is one damaged at an insignificant bottom-crystal. The rest is perfect and brilliant.
It's a highly attractive and sparkling specimen in sweeping shape!

VT542 - Pyrite - 250€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.6 x 3 x 2.9 cm
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A complex stepped pyrite with nice bronze colored patina all over. The crystal is attached to some white feldspar at the back and bottom but is otherwise pure pyrite in near-perfect condition. Shape and color of this specimen are unusual and beautiful in person!